Liaoning FL – Guangdong ST 102-98 OT
Liaoning topped Guangdong in overtime to even the championship series at 1-1. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 26-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 14-10. Flying Leopards forced 20 Guandong Tigers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Guandong Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international Ailun Guo (188-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Zhenlin Zhang (207-99, college: Tulane) contributed with 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Flying Leopards players scored in double figures. American swingman Sonny Weems (198-86, college: Arkansas) replied with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds and the former international Rui Zhao (196-96) added 27 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Guandong Tigers. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Liaoning FL: G.Ailun 33+7reb+4ast, Z.Zhenlin 24+7reb+1ast, H.Dejun 15+10reb+3ast, F.Kyle 15+7reb+5ast, Z.Jiwei 7+3reb+8ast, F.Hao 4+2reb
Guangdong ST: W.Sonny 28+12reb+3ast, Z.Rui 27+8reb+2ast, H.Mingxuan 13+4ast, R.JunFei 9+7reb+2ast, Z.Peng 6+1reb+3ast, Z.Fanri 5+7reb+2ast